Getting Started with WorldWide Telescope

The WorldWide Telescope Ambassadors program has excellent resources to get started with WWT, start with "Learn How To User WorldWide Telescope" and see below

You can use WorldWide Telescope by installing it on a Windows PC or using the Web Client

Use the WorldWide Telescope Web Client

After launching the WorldWide Telescope Web Client, click the down arrow under the Explore tab and select Tour WWT Features.

Alternatively, below please see some annotated screen shots of the WWT Web Client user interface

WWT Web Client User Interface

WWT Web Client User Interfaces

WWT Web Client User Interface

Install WorldWide Telescope on a Windows PC

After downloading WorldWide Telescope, install and launch the program. Upon first opening the Home screen, you’ll find a dialogue box that tells you how to navigate in the WorldWide Telescope.

Learn More

To learn more about WWT you can check out the user guide, the WorldWide Telescope Ambassadors' YouTube channel, and our YouTube channel, starting with the "Getting Started" video below:

This video was rendered from a WorldWide Telescope tour: Getting Started with WWT.

If you have questions, please contact us.

User Guide and Advanced Guide

Below are our beginning and advanced user guide. For all of our guides, please see the User Guides page.

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The WWT User Guide is aimed at newcomers to WWT as well as experienced users who would like a more detailed overview of the WWT features.

You can read the most updated version of our user guide online, or download it in pdf, ePub, or Mobi format by following the download link on the gitbook page.

For more details on the inner workings of WWT, see the advanced user guide

This guide has been stitched together from advanced users. If you would like to contribute to it, please see the Help Others Use WWT page

You can read the most updated version of this guide online, or download it in pdf, ePub, or Mobi format by following the download link on the gitbook page.